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'The Voice' Winner 2013 USA: Season 4 Winner Announced, Cher, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera Performed [VIDEO]



The fourth season of "The Voice" came to an end last night, and a winner was selected.

According to USA Today, 16-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery triumphed in the season finale of the NBC singing competition, winning the viewer vote Tuesday night over the other two finalists.

Michelle Chamuel, 26, came in second and The Swon Brothers, Colton, 24, and Zach, 27, finished third.

After she was named the winner, Bradbery told the show's host Carson Daly that she was thankful but speechless. She then closed the show with Sara Evans' "Born to Fly," which she had also performed during Monday's episode.

About an hour later, Bradbery was able to describe her victorious moment.

"Me and Michelle were holding onto each other, shaking," she said on the post-finale red carpet. "When I heard my name, I could not believe it. It's going to take a while to sink in, but I'm just embracing the moment while it's here."

Bradbery's victory makes her the second female and the youngest singer to win the singing competition, and it also marks a third win for a member of coach Blake Shelton's team.

"I wanted to make sure that Nashville respected her as much as they could," country singer Shelton said after the show. "Obviously, she's an incredible vocalist, but I wanted them to know that she respects country music and that's why we kept throwing it back to artists from 10-20 years ago ... showing Nashville that she can do that stuff, she can do new stuff. She can perform with Hunter Hayes, she can sing with me. Whatever it is you throw at her she's capable of doing."

Not only was Shelton impressed with Bradbery throughout the course of the show, but he also thinks she has a bright future ahead of her and hopes to someday work with her.

"I see us standing here talking about her 20 years from now," Shelton said. "And I wouldn't say that with this confidence about anybody else that's ever been on this show. Danielle Bradbery is a gift to the music industry and definitely a gift to 'The Voice.'"

In addition to crowning a champion, the two-hour finale also included an appearance by Cher, who sang her new single "Woman's World" in her first live TV performance in several years.

Other performers included Christina Aguilera (who will return as a coach for season 5), Bruno Mars, Florida Georiga Line with Nelly, Hunter Hayes and Bob Seger, as well as past season 4 contestants, who sang in group numbers as well as with the top three.

Do you think Bradbery should have won the competition. If not, who do you think should have been named the winner?


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Jun 19, 2013 10:21 AM EDT